Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
wall street wanted deregulation. "we have to be competitive in the entire global economy. let's deregulate wall street so we can compete internationally." i don't believe that for a second. look, the issue is we live in a country where millions of people really have not had the opportunity to learn about the dynamics of what goes on in american society. major, major issues literally, get very, very little discussion. so the bottom line for the fcc has got to be, "how do we create a situation in which the american people are hearing a diverse range of ideas so that our public world has the kind of debate that it needs?" >> but what about the argument that people make that the internet, the thriving of the internet, let a billion opinions bloom diminishes the tyranny of monopoly? >> let me respond to that in two ways. "a," the internet is enormously important. it is growing. but the bottom line is that most people today still get their information from television and from radio. >> 74%, i believe -- >> there you go. so maybe -- second of all, when you go to the internet, what we
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am PST
in this globally competitive economy if those... if that 18-year-old has graduated from high school and is going on to college, you know, is voting, is being a productive member of the community. we have a wonderful opportunity to renew the spirit and the entrepreneurialism of the united states with this great latino growth, and it can help... this growth can propel the united states to dominance against china and india in the 21st century if it's harnessed and if... their success is fostered. >> hinojosa: so where's the problem? when you stand back and you look at what's happened in our country and you see that, you know, at this point, you know, entering the second decade of the new millennium, you know, that latino youth, because they're going to be so huge in our country, should be... i mean, all youth, but when you're talking about demographics and you're looking at those numbers, that they should be most supported in terms of getting through school. but you know that it's not quite there. the... i'm not sure if it's the will, the political will, the dollars. so there's also... i mean, you'